The ideal humidity for homes in Palm Beach, FL is between 45% and 55%. Indoor moisture levels that are much higher or lower than this set the stage for mold problems, damaged building materials, and heightened asthma and allergy symptoms. If dry air is making it hard to breathe, installing a whole-house humidifier could be the solution.

Adding Moisture to Dry Indoor Air Can Soothe Irritated Mucous Membranes

Overly dry air can be irritating to sensitive nasal passages, paranasal sinuses, and the throat. Although this irritation won’t necessarily aggravate or intensify your allergies, it can make unpleasant allergy symptoms worse. Adding moisture to the air could soothe your irritated and inflamed mucous membranes so that you can breathe easier.

Airborne Moisture Weighs Dust, Pollen, and Other Particulates Down

Dry indoor air is often dusty. A humidifier will add enough moisture to your living environment to minimize the amount of dust, allergens, and other contaminants in the air. They will settle quickly on your carpeting, furnishings, counters, and other surfaces where you can easily wipe them off, vacuum them up, or collect them with your duster.

Portable Humidifiers Won’t Work as Well

There’s a big difference between adding a whole-house humidifier to your HVAC air ducts as an integrated accessory and setting up a portable humidifier. While whole-house humidifiers help regulate humidity throughout the entire building, portable units add moisture to small spaces until their water wells run empty. Moreover, these small and incredibly simple units can easily become breeding grounds for dangerous bacteria and mold.

Schedule an Indoor Air Quality Assessment

Adding more moisture to an already moist home won’t give you any allergy relief. Thus, the first step in improving the quality of your indoor air and alleviating your allergy symptoms is scheduling an IAQ assessment. With outdoor humidity levels often ranging between 70% and 90%, adding more moisture to your indoor air could lead to a population explosion in dust mites and fast-spreading mold and mildew.

We help residents of Palm Beach, FL maintain clean, comfortable homes. We offer air conditioner and heat pump installation, maintenance, and repairs. We also provide IAQ improvements, smart thermostats, and ductless mini-splits. To sign up for our Comfort Club or schedule an IAQ assessment, contact Crest Air now.

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